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Musical healing

expo Sunday

“Get the Healing!” takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. “Get the Healing!” is an all day musical healing expo featuring Saul Rayo. The expo includes health and wellness practitioners in integrative and complimentary medicine, homeopathy, holistic, naturopathic, acupuncture, massage and more.



Saul Rayo will perform from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Bodie Busick from 3 to 5 p.m. A variety of musicians and guest speakers will take the stage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission $5. All proceeds will benefit the Banister legal defense fund. For more information, call 265-7738.




Mental health, drug

advisory boards meet

The Nevada County Mental Health Board/Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Behavioral Health Department, 10433 Willow Valley Rd., Nevada City. The meeting is open to the public. Call 265-1437 for information.

Public meeting on new park districts

The Nisenan Recreation and Park District Formation Exploratory Committee, whose members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors, will hold a public meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Helling Library Community Room in Nevada City.

The meeting will gather input for a mail survey of property owners in western Nevada County.

The survey is needed to validate public support for the formation and financing of two new recreation and park districts in the western county, and an increase in the parcel assessment for Western Gateway Recreation and Park District.

Valentine balloons can cause power outages

Pacific Gas and Electric Company encourages customers to hang on to their Valentines Day helium-filled metallic balloons. Unsecured metallic balloons can drift into power lines and cause power outages, fires and injuries to the public.

PG&E reminds its customers to follow these important safety tips:

— Keep metallic balloons away from power lines.

— Keep the balloon tethered at all times. Make sure the vendor has securely attached an anchor to the balloon at the time of purchase.

— Do not release balloons into the sky. They can get caught in overhead lines.

— If a balloon does get caught in a power line, don’t pull the string or climb a utility pole to recover it. Leave it alone and call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

Red Cross family training March 1

The local Red Cross is now offering its basic Family Services Course. The course is set for March 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call the Western Nevada County Red Cross Chapter at 272-3265.

The course provides foundational training for anyone who wishes to provide support and assistance to individuals and families affected by a disaster.

As a result of taking the course, you will be able to:

— Explain and provide Red Cross emergency disaster assistance to clients.

— Have the skills needed to perform a quality interview.

— Be able to make appropriate use of community resources and referrals.


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